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British army joins fight against poaching

British army joins fight against elephant and rhino poaching. The ... Read more..
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 14:03

Single tourism visa planned for Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda

Three East African Countries - Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda are working on a single tourist visa that... Read more..
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
KQ to fly direct to China starting this November

KQ to fly direct to China starting this November

Kenya Airways has received the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, as the airline strengthens its long haul... Read more..
Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

Yaya Touré has promised to join Kenya in combating wildlife crime

Nairobi, Kenya: International football star Yaya Touré has ... Read more..
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:00

Kenya's First Lady backs initiatives to save elephants

Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Tuesday backed efforts by the ... Read more..
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 00:00
Prince backs war on poaching

Prince backs war on poaching

The war against poaching received a major boost on Sunday when Britain’s Prince William called ... Read more..
Thursday, 10 January 2013 06:59
Paws Africa Safaris Boosts its Fleet

Paws Africa Safaris Boosts its Fleet

Paws Africa Safaris has acquired New 9 seater 4WD safari land rovers ... Read more..
Monday, 23 July 2012 00:00
General Coast Information
THE COAST
The Kenyan coast is one of the nation’s premier attractions, with a chain of spending beaches stretching most of the way from Tanzania to the Somalia border. Offshore are extensive coral reefs, with    
excellent coral reefs, with excellent diving and snorkeling, while dotted along the coast are traditional villages and the ruins of Arab – Muslim city states. It’s a wonderful area, and after a hot and dusty safari, almost everyone heads for the coast to unwind.

Mombasa
Mombasa is the main city on the coast and has been, at various times, a Swahili city – state, the capital of Portuguese East Africa, an Omani  provincial capital and the rail head for the British East Africa railway. After the cool highlands, Mombasa’s steamy tropical climate takes some getting used to but the city is the major hub for transport north and south along the coast and the old part of the city is well worth exploring.

North and South of Mombasa
North and south of Mombasa are some of the finest beaches in Africa. A staggering number of beach hotels  and resorts are crammed into this small stretch of coast. The big development are at Diani Beach, Bamburi, Shanzu , Watamu, and Malindi, butt there are also some wonderfully peaceful get aways tucked away between the mega resorts, most notably at Tiwi Beach, just south of Mombasa.

Reserves
Nature reserves include the Arabuko Sokoke Forest Reserve (excellent for birdlife), and the Shimba Hills National Reserve and  Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary (which are both prime locations to spot elephants).

Marine parks and coral reefs
Offshore are the coral reefs of the Mombasa, Malindi, Watamu, Diani – Chale and Kisite – Mpunguti Marine Parks, which provide some excellent diving and snorkeling.

Swahili culture and history
The Swahili culture and history is also of great interest at the coast. Archeologists have unearthed a number of ancient Swahili ruins, most notably at Gede and Kilifi, and these are well worth exploring. For a taste of living Swahili culture, you should take a trip to the gorgeous island of Lamu. It’s possible to take dhow trips to even more remote Swahili islands from Lamu, and many mangrove islands south of Mombasa can also be visited by dhow.

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